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There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London) Norwich - London Liverpool Street / ...
  2. Take the train from Stratford DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

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Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) 28.3 miles

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) 28.3 miles

Towncar  •  38 min

  1. Take a town car from Chelmsford to London City Airport 28.3 miles

Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) by train

The train journey time between Chelmsford and London City Airport (LCY) is around 43 min and covers a distance of around 30 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Greater Anglia and Dockland Light Railway (DLR), the Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) train service departs from Chelmsford and arrives in London City Airport DLR Station. Typically 570 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

570 Weekly Trains
43 min Average Duration
£12 Cheapest Price
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Chelmsford → London City Airport (LCY)
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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) is to taxi which costs £180 - £230 and takes 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at London City Airport DLR Station via Stratford DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and London City Airport (LCY) is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £12 - £22.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), arrive at London City Airport DLR Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) is 28 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY).

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There are 1903+ hotels available in London City Airport (LCY). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY) via Stratford (London) and Stratford DLR Station in around 43 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
£180 - £230
Your Cabbie
Phone
+44 1245 354 040
Website
taxis-in-chelmsford.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355 555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis & Cars
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Chelmsford City Taxis
Phone
+44 1245 250 250
Website
chelmsfordcitytaxis.com
Cab City
Phone
+44 1245 30 30 30
Website
cab-city.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Chelmsford to London City Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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